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SOLD OUT: A Room With A View (1985)

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A Room With A View: Vintage Screening

Friday 13th March 2020 | Doors: 18:45 | Film Start: 19:00 | Approximate End: 21:30

Vintage Screenings combine fantastic films with themed wine tastings in Averys Wine Merchants’ wine cellars. Step into this historic space beneath Park Street for a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, bread and cheese, then take your seats and enjoy a film accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of wines picked by Averys’ resident experts.

Our March double bill begins with the classic 1985 E.M. Forster adaptation, A Room With A View. Given the stunning backdrop of Florence and the surrounding region, the film will be accompanied by a selection of Tuscan wines.

We are delighted to be working with the incredible FLOWERS & THORN, a Bristol-based independent chocolatier. Pre-order a beautiful box of their handmade Rose and Dark Chocolate Hearts below; each box contains 4 artisan hearts, made with 70% dark Ecuadorian chocolate and a touch of Persian rose essence.

A Room With A View

1985 | PG | 112 mins

Set in 1907, the story follows a young Englishwoman named Lucy Honeychurch as she travels to Florence. When a fellow English traveller offers to switch rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Arno, Lucy eschews strict Edwardian conventions and begins to fall for him – but can their romance last once Lucy returns home and is pressured to marry?

STARRING: Helena Bonham Carter | Julian Sands | Maggie Smith | Denholm Elliott | Daniel Day-Lewis

DIRECTOR: James Ivory

PRODUCER: Ismail Merchant

WRITTEN BY: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by E.M. Forster

Broccatelli Gallo Le Ripaie Grechetto 2018

Villa Vallemaggiore Vermentino 2017

Avini Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

Vicchiomaggio Montevasco Chianti Classico Riserva 2016


THEY SAY: “The performances are perfectly balanced between the heart and the mind […] A Room With A View enjoys it storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it” – Roger Ebert, 1986

WE SAY: The “Merchant – Ivory” partnership has become synonymous with quality Edwardian period drama, and 35 years ago their debut Forster adaptation confirmed their status as masters of the genre. Beyond the flawless ensemble acting, Tuscany itself is a star of the film – you’ll be able to toast its onscreen beauty with some gorgeous samples of the wines it has to offer.


  • This event is strictly for over 18s. Photographic ID may be required prior to entry. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anybody who is unable to produce appropriate ID. We are unable to offer refunds to guests refused entry for this reason.
  • Red Carpet Club tickets are for members of the Red Carpet Club only – when booking, please use the member’s name as the lead booking name. Non-members in possession of a Red Carpet ticket will be liable to pay the difference in price.
  • Doors will open for this event at 18:45. We cannot guarantee access to the screening room before this, so recommend arriving no earlier than 5-10 minutes before doors are due to open. The screening will commence at 19:00 and conclude at 21:30.
  • Guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by four wines (2 whites and 2 reds) during the film. Water will be available throughout the evening. A selection of breads and cheeses will also be available.
  • Averys cellar is suitable for disabled access, however we do ask any guests who have accessibility queries or concerns to contact us directly. We remind guests that there are some uneven areas of floor in the cellar.
  • The film will be screened in English, without subtitles.
  • The BBFC have assigned this film a 15 rating. Read more about what this means.
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or CONTACT US.
  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 06.03.20: Currently all of our events are proceeding as scheduled and we are operating a “business as usual” approach. We are monitoring the current coronavirus outbreak carefully, and will continue to follow the advice from Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and local government.
    We encourage all of our staff and visitors to follow the advice regarding personal hygiene measures to assist in preventing the spread of disease, and would strongly advise anybody exhibiting symptoms to self-isolate and contact NHS 111.
    We have a contingency in place to reschedule our screenings for later in the year, in the event of a wide-scale ban on large public gatherings; however, currently this is not the case.
    We look forward to welcoming our guests over the coming weeks and will update our policy accordingly should advice from authorities give reason to do so.

What is a Vintage Screening like?

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